Re: Simplifying package installation.

Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> RPM needs root access.

You can change what RPM considers the root directory (/) to any other directory and use a database other than the "main" one at /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm.  These flags are used to do this:


The user can otherwise "run" RPM without the root account.  The flags will let him set up an RPM installation and database wherever he wants it.

But I could be wrong :-)

I would agree on an extension to RPM, as some others have suggested.  Maybe GPM, but isn't that name taken?

BTW, didn't Havoc just ball us out for posting this sort of thing on the list?

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